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Put flexibility at core of part-time provision, universities told

Many part-time students forced to miss part of their course, HEA survey finds

Cuts to Disabled Students' Allowances back on agenda

Government reductions could leave universities to fund most help for disabled students

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Exam transcript row medic wins right to seek judicial review

UCL graduate Viral Thakerar to continue his fight to expunge a fail mark from his academic record

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Impaired drivers of higher education growth

David Willetts is wrong: the sector is put at risk by the student loans system’s structural flaws, warns Andrew McGettigan

US universities slow to respond to prospective international students

US and Canada ranked below four other regions for communicating effectively with prospective international students

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Students 'sell body and gamble to make ends meet'

Maintenance loan leaves average student £265 out of pocket each month, survey suggests

Sharp rise in applicants with vocational qualifications

Number of BTECs held by prospective university students on the up

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Graduate employment and salaries up, but gender pay gap remains

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education study reveals outcomes for 2014 graduates

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Surrey shows how ‘voice’ can change the neoliberal tide

Popular action can still make a difference, as the U-turn on the fate of a university politics department shows, says John Holford

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British Academy: quality of UK’s quantitative skills ‘languishing’

Report says students in countries such as the US and Germany have an advantage because their curricula develop more statistical fluency


More than half of academics count students as ‘friends’ on Facebook

Survey finds that 46.6 per cent of academics shared family photos and information such as their favourite films or books

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Students must fit in or be fixed, warns scholar

Roehampton professor urges universities to examine policies and practices that are making difference invisible

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Overseas students considered hardest workers, survey finds

Respondents to Hepi poll were generally positive about the contribution of international undergraduates and lecturers to UK universities

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Without warning: the truth about deadline aches and pains

Study of 2,000 university students finds procrastination raises risk for engaging in academic misconduct

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Student Loans Company pursues undergraduate ‘beyond the grave’

Human error blamed for issue of statement detailing £12K debt

Universities ‘contribute to culture that that doesn’t take sexual harassment seriously’

A lack of clarity on how to report incidents in UK universities is problematic, says Susuana Antubam

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English and art students ‘most likely to express passion’ in Ucas applications

Analysis by admissions service finds medicine and accountancy students emphasise career aspirations

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From genital mixing to buffet zones: 7 classic 'exam howlers'

The finest malapropisms and typos the sector has seen in our look back at the winners of the last five years

MPs concerned by decline of part-time study, survey finds

Open University vice-chancellor calls on government to arrest drop in enrolment

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£9K-a-year students ‘more career-focused’

Graduates looking and applying for jobs earlier in their degrees following fee increase

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There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon